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Career Presentations: What To Share

Here are ideas for information you might share with children and teens.

A Little History of Career or Field
How has career evolved—past, present, and looking into the future?
Roles and Responsibilities
What do you do? Who do you work with? What do you like the best?
Personal Attributes
What kind of personal traits, interests, and styles match this job?
Career Ladder
What does a career ladder look like from entry jobs to professional levels?
Education Requirements and Opportunities
What is the basic education and training required for entry to professional levels?
What education and training are needed or available to advance and grow in the field?
How does technology impact and serve as a tool in your job and in the field?
Other Jobs and Careers
What other jobs and careers could you go into?
What other industries or fields could you work in?
Learning More About This Career
What volunteer or work experience would help students learn more?
What studies, classes, degrees, and training programs are suggested?
What hobbies, books, college visits, or company tours would be helpful?
My Experience
What do you value and enjoy the most in this job or career?
How does the job or career impact being a parent or family member?
Has the job or career helped you make a difference in the community?
Money Questions
Be ready to answer questions about how much money you make.
Some may want information on how you financed college and further education.
Personal Questions
Sometimes children and teens ask other personal questions. Be ready to make a quick decision on what you are comfortable sharing and how to say that, to you, some things are too personal to share.

General Tips about Giving Presentations
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Last updated 5 Mar 09